Quote from Jhallford on January 8, 2014, 04:36
I am planning the 15 best in conjunction the Four Corners for this summer. Thinking of heading for Blaine, WA where I will begin the Four Corners. On the way to Blaine I will try and knock out as many of the western Best 15 as possible in route to Blaine and before the 21 day clock starts.I will ride south to San Ysidro then East to Key West and North to ME. Then on the way home to Texas and after the clocked has stopped, pick up the few roads on the Eastern seaboard.Hope the Going to the Sun opens early this year!
I am planning on starting the 15 here in the East. I will be leaving on May 16th and beginning with the Tail of the Dragon/Cherohala Skyway. I will then ride up the Blue Ridge Parkway from where it ends close to Cherokee, NC and hop off long enough to ride the Back of the Dragon. I will continue N on the BRP to its beginning close to Waynesboro, VA. Since I have to get up to NYC for my son-in-laws graduation from law school on the 22, I will continue N on Skyline Drive, 105 miles along the ridge of the Blue Ridge mountains in the Shenandoah National Park. When I get off at Front Royal, VA, I will still have a few hours of state, local and a couple of US highways to travel before I am ready to spend the night in Edison, NJ.
Graduation at Madison Square Garden will be followed by some more scenic miles through Litchfield County in CT and into Massachusetts. Ultimately, I will make it up to NH where I will ride the Kancamaugus Highway to complete 4 of the 15 best.
After touring Boston with my wife and son and seeing my daughter graduate from Dartmouth, we will head out to the cape for a few days relaxation on the beach before the family returns home on Delta and I head up to Madawaska, ME for the beginnning of the USA4C TrueX. If all goes as planned, I should be finishing in California around July 10th and ready to finish the California National Parks Adventure Ride (CANPAR)
I began the CANPAR in March when several of us rode from Jacksonville Beach, FL to San Diego, CA. My buddies headed back home in short order, but I headed over the mountains to the desert and visited Joshua Tree NP and Death Valley. When I came back in April to ride with some guys from MotoQuest out of Alaska, I visited Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Manzanar before heading home.
Hopefully, I will be able to finish the 19 NP's left in July so I will get a chance to head home to regroup before we all head to Tucson to ride the TFC. Anyway you slice it, this is going to be a great riding year. I hope to see some of you on the road in the coming months.
Brian Kunzelmann 😎